Lend a hand close to nature and the beach in the Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal

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    27/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    We are a family of 3 and we run an organic farm, with chicken, 1 cat and 2 dogs. Marc is an agricultural technician and we need your help to keep the farm in good shape as well as some maintenance works in our house. We try to develop all kinds of products, including our own olive oil.

    If you wish to practice a specific language ( portuguese, french or english), then you have come to the right place! I have been a language teacher and have a degree in translations.

    Also, Marc is a handy man - if you wish to learn a specific trade, especially in agriculture, building or mechanics, he can help you with that!

    We would very much appreciate if you could help us with:

    *️️️️️ maintenance
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ cleaning and gardening
    * wood cutting & burning
    * keep the land clean
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ help with the animals
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ help in preparing our own meals (please observe that we will not prepare your meals) Food will be available and we would appreciate if you would help us
    prepare the meals, as we eat together.

    We are situated in a quite area, but only 4 km from the beach.

    If you think this would suit you, please contact me as soon as possible. We accept couples. Part time will also be as an au-pair to be able to accompany our daughter with activities.
    Please observe that the work is often very hard, when cleaning the fields etc. You can stay in a small studio, inside the farm and will be eating with us.

    Me and Marc are very easy going people, positive and open. Marc is from Belgium, I am Portuguese and have lived 25 years abroad (both in Sweden and Luxembourg). Should you wish to better your knowledge in either portuguese, french or english, you came to the right place!

    Please feel free to contact us any time, we will be happy to answer you.

    See you soon!
    Paula

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak and write several languages: Portuguese, french, english and swedish. If you wish to improve any of these, you came to the right place!
    Besides languages, we can teach you the basics in organic agriculture as well as a bit of maintenance, like painting.

  • Help

    Help

    During certain times of the year, we need help to pick up olives, or almonds, for example. Other periods it is mostly cleaning and fixing (as we tend to accumulate work sometimes).

    We always have things to be done, especially during winter and spring time, either around the house or outside.

    Besides help around the house, like cleaning, organizing and cooking,

    Any help is more than welcome :-)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have prepared a room in a private area of the farm. This room has a shower and a toilet.
    We have a swimming pool, a sauna and free wi-fi. The beach is only 4 km away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated in the Ria Formosa region. There are several beautiful islands to visit.
    One can use the bycicles available. There are 4 km to the city.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week with 2 days off per week











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